Forest Mississippi. Scott County assistant district attorney Steven Kilgore told the The Chronicle newspaper that Sammy Floyd Hunter, 88 of Scott County has entered a guilty plea to passing a school bus that was parked and his vehicle injured two children that were getting off the bus and were hit by Hunter.
Kilgore said Hunter entered his plea of guilty in the Scott County Court on Monday. Kilgore said Hunter was sentenced to five years, with five years suspended and three years probation. Hunter gave up his drivers license as part of his sentencing.
The school bus accident happened in July 2011 when Hunter hit with his vehicle two girls that got off a school bus in rural Scott County.
After Hunter was arrested by the police Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee said Hunter told the authorities he was approaching the school bus from the opposite side of U S Highway 80 just east of Forest. Hunter did not realize the bus was halted to drop school children off.
In my opinion Hunter do to his bad eyesight or distractions he might have not seen the flashing lights on the school bus and the stop arm that is extended from the drivers side of the school bus when the accident happened.
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